What should I read next? I created a spreadsheet (yes – shut up) because I can never remember which book I planned to read next. I get these great ideas when I’m in the middle of a book, but when it comes time to actually pick the next one, I can’t remember which one I wanted to read. So now I have a list. Actually I have two lists. Three. One lists books I want to buy (recommended by friends, websites, authors, etc.), one lists books I own and haven’t read yet (the ones I realize I want to read when I’m in the middle of something else), and the third lists books I’ve read and want to re-read (sometimes for the fifteenth time). The second list is the hardest one to keep up to date, again because of the short-term memory loss I suffer when I’m reading something else. Which is always. Even now, I’m still a few pages away from the end of Just A Geek (I forgot to update my current books widget – I’ve been reading Just A Geek for the last couple of days), I finished The Snow Child last week (for the book club meeting tomorrow night), I finished listening to one of my new favorite books on Tuesday, I listened to a little more of The Prestige at the gym this morning, and it’s vitally important that I know what I’m going to read next. (I don’t usually have this many plates spinning at one time.) I should look at my list. I should add to my list. And all I’m doing is putting the decision off. Which is ridiculous.
Have I not yet said what book we were listening to that I loved loved LOVED? Oops. Didn’t mean to keep you in suspense. We listened to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Ridiculous title. Super good book. We laughed, I cried, and the woman who read for the main character sounded like a young Julie Andrews. It was awesome. I highly recommend listening to it rather than reading it. Although I’m sure it would be very good on paper, too.
Time to figure this out.